After Gears of War developer The Coalition confirmed that it was working on ‘multiple new projects’, rumors sprung up saying the team was working on a Star Wars game. Sadly, that’s not the case.
In a Reddit post by senior community manager Shaun Akerman (TC_Kilo on Reddit), he confirmed that the team at The Coalition are not working a Star Wars game, stating: “Just to clarify regarding the Star Wars thing. We are not working on any such title. We have nothing else to announce at this time.”
The original rumour popped up earlier this month, with GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb summarising, “Now, I’ve heard rumours that [there] could be a Star Wars thing from out of the Coalition. But I haven’t been able to confirm that, and these are rumors are kicked around in a few different places […] Basically I’m not putting any money on that”.
Yesterday, The Coalition confirmed it will now make the leap to developing future projects on Unreal Engine 5, and that it did indeed have multiple projects planned. That led to fan speculation that the Star Wars project was among them – but the studio stepped in to deny that early on. The Coalition has not denied the idea that the Gears-focused studio will work on new IP.
The Star Wars games license had previously been held exclusively by EA until earlier this year, when it was announced that Ubisoft Massive is working on its own open world Star Wars game. The new Lucasfilm Games brand is now looking to partner with multiple developers for Star Wars games – but it seems The Coalition isn’t yet one of them.
Lucasfilm Games isn’t just Star Wars, however, with Bethesda’s MachineGames working on an Indiana Jones project.
Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman